The need for on-demand, scalable, and agile security services has grown tremendously with the “work from anywhere” culture and with the need for employees to access corporate applications from their personal devices. Organizations typically build scalable systems by acquiring individual components and then manually automating and orchestrating them with tools from different vendors. This approach creates complexity, making provisioning, management, and troubleshooting of scalable services difficult.
Cisco Secure Firewall Cloud Native provides a platform for deploying scalable and resilient security services using Kubernetes orchestration. It alleviates complexities associated with scalability, load balancing, and service availability. This allows SecOps teams to focus exclusively on security posture management and enforcement.
With Secure Firewall Cloud Native, you have flexibility to choose the performance you need for your organization. It offers agile and elastic security in public and private clouds. Its scalable and feature-rich VPN capability provides secure remote access for employees, partners, and suppliers and protects your workloads against increasingly complex threats with industry-leading security controls.
Secure Firewall Cloud Native provides a common framework to simplify management of security services and a platform that automatically scales and controls them. Customers can choose which services they want to provision, empowering teams with the ability to deploy and scale security based on need.
It uses Kubernetes to provide scalability and resiliency. Customers only need to configure the overall security service. Behind the scenes, Secure Firewall Cloud Native monitors the health and performance of each service, scaling up or down based on user-defined metrics. It customizes configurations for each instance of the service running at any given time, forwarding events and logs to user-configured sinks. Additionally, it offers automatic failure recovery capabilities.
Security policies are managed by Cisco Defense Orchestrator (CDO), a feature-rich software-as-a-service (SaaS) management application with a simple GUI, or using REST APIs. Secure Firewall Cloud Native provides extensive automation capabilities, including options to deploy it as infrastructure as code (IaC).
Secure Firewall Cloud Native is available on Amazon Web Services at release and will roll out on additional platforms soon.